Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a hereditary condition in which the connective tissues are severely affected. This syndrome is accompanied by many symptoms such as brain fog, pain, dysautonomia, POTS, etc. People living with EDS face various complications in their daily life routine. The video gives an insight about the life of people living with EDS.
The video gives a brief overview of POTS with Dysautonomia International.
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a condition in which the heart is unable to receive blood from other parts of the body when a person moves from lying down to standing up position. The most common symptoms associated with POTS are an increase in heart rate, extreme pain, trauma, etc.
This is my first Halloween after officially being diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome last month and while thinking of Halloween costumes I definitely wanted to have an EDS theme. I decided to choose some characters inspired by my EDS symptoms in order to help illustrate what they are! Hope you enjoy!
A rare genetic disorder often prevents 17-year-old Jade Gadd from leaving her house. Denied the normal life most teenagers enjoy, she is unable to go to school regularly and left feeling isolated. Recently, that has all begun to change with the help of a small robot, who takes her physical place in class, relays information and allows her to stay connected with her teachers and classmates.
Ehlers–Danlos syndromes (EDS) is a genetic disorder of connective tissues in which the body is unable to produce and process a protein called collagen. Loose and fragile skin, loose joints, muscle pain, etc are some of the symptoms observed in this. EDS is accompanied by several complications like chronic joint pain, fatal ruptures of major blood vessels, etc. One such complication is neurological deformities in which patients suffer from structural deformities of nervous system such as spine, brain, nerves, etc. This video contains detailed information about various neurological deformities like chiari malformation, cranio-cervical instability, atlanto-axial subluxation, cervical hyper-angulation, tarlov cyst, and tethered cord syndrome.
Joint hypermobility (JHM), or the movement of certain joints beyond their normal range of movement occurs due to excess laxity of the ligaments that bind a bone to another bone in a joint. Both JHS and HEDS are hereditary (genetic) disorders of connective tissue characterized by joint laxity and hypermobility.
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) is a rare inherited condition with disruption of the integrity of structural proteins in skin, ligaments, cartilage and blood vessels, leading to fragility of connective tissues.
Speaking at a press conference, State Senator Sean Wiley advocated for increased awareness of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and rare diseases. Physician General Rachel Levine presented Wiley with a gubernatorial proclamation designating May as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Senate unanimously adopted Wiley's Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness Month resolution.
Individuals affected by each type of EDS have hyper-mobile joints and experience dislocations with little stress to joints. Most types exhibit soft, velvety, extremely elastic skin that tears and bruises easily.
Collagen mutations are found in other species as well. Cats, dogs and horses have been described as having Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. In equine EDS, some veterinarians prescribe vitamin c to support collagen formation. Here is a dog with the characteristic hyperelastic skin.